Thursday, April 9, 2009


This morning as I proceeded to a Dr. Paul Chan meeting, I was ambushed by, of all people, Man U fans who made derisory remarks about Liverpool’s 1-3 defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final at Anfield. I had to put on a deadpan face and ignored the verbal tirade from these hecklers – after all, Liverpool did lose. As Benitez said, defensive lapses and a lack of control let the team down. In any case, we will just have to rise to the occasion and fight back and overcome confident Chelsea in the return leg on April 14. Liverpool can do it. Liverpool must believe. Liverpool will be victorious.

In Scotland, Celtic kept hold of first place in the Premier League after a flattering 4-0 win over Falkirk; the scorers were Caldwell, 29; Vennegoor of Hesselink, 62; McGeady, 78; O'Dea, 90.

I was in Damansara Jaya this evening and at the D'Utama Advanced Toastmasters meeting, I delivered my speech # 8 titled ‘Greed”, that focuses on getting "comfortable with visual aids". My evaluator, Lim Hui Shan said that the message definitely sank in, although I have to work on my “positioning” – I was too up-front, that some of the audience would miss seeing me speak! Other comments she made were great opening, good points, and impactful ending. In the “open evaluation” segment, Sheila Wong spoke up and she was very generous in her compliments, describing me as “an accomplished speaker” and loving my powerpoint slides. Well, two more speeches and I am done with the Competent Communicator set of assignments. I am certainly looking forward to that day!

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